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Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)

Trade Description:

Motor vehicle body repairers restore the structural integrity of damaged vehicles by straightening frames, fixing minor body damage, removing badly damaged sections and priming and painting all repaired surfaces. As a motor vehicle body repairer, you will also repair and/or replace vehicle glass and interior and exterior components of the vehicle. Duties also include verifying dimensional accuracy, system functions, passenger protection, proper alignment and proper handling.

Employers include autobody repair shops, auto dealerships, specialty automobile shops and public transit systems.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
National Occupational Analysis Sample Exams

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
4  1,800  7-7-7-6  RRC

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document Level Three PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Four

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
 6  10,800  Yes
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Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools 
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name 
Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal & Paint)
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School __ Motor Vehicle Body Repairer 1
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School __ Collision Repair Technology Program 1
Morris School __ Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal & Paint) Program 1
__ Red River College, Transportation Collision Repair & Refinishing Program 1
Steinbach Regional Secondary School __ Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Program 1